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IV i Whom to Serve?

2. What should be the criteria while selecting whom to serve?

Seek out opportunities to be of service: The heart of the volunteer must melt in sympathy with the ignorant, the poor, the hungry and thirsty, the children separated from the parents in the rush, the parents searching for missing children, the sick, the infirm and all other cases of distress.
Sathya Sai Baba, 22 Nov 1965
 
Service should be rendered to the helpless: There is nothing meritorious in serving those who are high above us. For one thing, they can command the services of attendants. Rendering service to those who are in the same position as ourselves is not also commendable. Service should be rendered to those who are worse off than ourselves and who are neglected by the world.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1987